Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits bookstores

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released July 30, 2016. The book is a sequel to the famous Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling. This book, however, was written by John Tiffany and the concept was developed by Rowling and Jack Thorne.

The book follows the life of Harry after defeating Lord Voldemort and becoming part of the Ministry of Magic. Tiffany wrote this book in the form of a script which is now being adapted into a play.

“I was very excited when I found out the book was being released,” says Harry Potter fan, Garrett Coggin, “I read the original books so long ago and a new one was a big surprise to me.”

Rowling published the original books from 1997 to 2007 with one to two years between them. It was a big shock to the fans when the new release was announced.

The New York Times calls the book, “a compelling, stay-up-all-night read.”

“I feel that the authors did stay stay true to the story,” says Coggin, “I really enjoyed all the references to the original seven books.”

Harry Potter fans take pictures outside of the Palace Theatre in London to see “the eighth Potter story”, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Over 300,000 tickets have been sold to see the two act play. “British theatre hasn’t known anything like it for decades,” says “The Daily Telegraph.”

The Sunday Times described the book as “the magical marvel we’ve been waiting for.” and The London Standard called it, “a magical experience.”

“I did enjoy the book overall,” says Coggin, “I loved the references to old characters and things of that nature. I also think that it was well written and the storyline was good.”